Overland Tandberg NEOxl8000

NEOxl 8000 addresses the need for midrange and enterprise businesses by providing high-performance automated backup, disaster receovery and data archive that combines flexibility, density, high-performance and affordability to ensure that data is protected faster, smarter, easier and more cost effectively.

  • Address enterprise backup and archive requirements with data storage capacities ranging up to 16.8PB
  • Meet backup windows and improve efficiency with high-performance data transfer rates that range from 1TB/hr. to 113.4TB/hr.
  • Easily customize your capacity and performance to meet your data storage needs
  • Reduce administrative costs with simplified configuration and management
  • Lower your cost of ownership by reducing the amount of rack space, floor space, power and cooling typically needed for backup and archive applications
  • Benefit from the convenience of disk-like “drag & drop” capabilities associated with LTFS


LTFS functionality allows a tape cartridge to look just like a file system in which a the cartridge can be “mounted” just like a hard drive or thumb drive.


  • Drag and drop functionality and familiar directory tree interface ensures simplicity and ease of use
  • Linux, Windows, and Mac drive availability ensures wide spread compatibility
  • Facilitates tape media interchange
  • Reduces cost of ownership by eliminating the need for backup software

Why You Need It…

  • Ensures fast, efficient, easy-to-use, affordable archive of file system data

Remote Management

NEO Series remote management provides intelligent, proactive administration and monitoring of the tape library, tape drives and media, ensuring a seamless backup and archive process.


  • 10/100-BaseT Ethernet connection
  • Provides tape drive and tape cartridge status information
  • Enables remote configuration activities
  • Alerts user to unusual/suspicious activity that may affect the backup/archive process via email or SNMP traps
  • Enables remote firmware upgrades
  • Provides remote diagnostics capabilities

Why You Need It…

  • Provides convenient and reliable management of the backup/archive process from anywhere in the world


NEOxl 8000 expandability/scalability features allow you to dynamically adjust your storage capacity and performance as your data storage needs change, adapting to ever-changing environments with a minimal amount of disruption while protecting your original library investment.


  • NEOxl 8000 ships with all 560 slots enabled for use, providing convenient access at all times for optimized storage capacity.
  • NEOxl 8000 supports up to 42 tape drives, regardless of the slot count needed

Why You Need It…

  • Provides the flexibility to meet changing data storage requirements

Removable Cartridge Magazines

NEO Series removable cartridge magazines provide effortless media handling for loading/unloading of cartridges while facilitating off-line storage for disaster recovery purposes.


  • Allows users to conveniently add/remove cartridges in their NEO library
  • Provides easy off-line handling of multiple cartridges
  • Enables convenient off-line/off-site storage of cartridges for disaster recovery purpose
  • Ensures more efficient media handling both inside and outside of a NEO Series library

Why You Need It…

  • Reduces administrative overhead by making media handling more efficient and reliable

Upgradable Tape Drives

Avoid those dreaded forklift upgrades when new tape technologies become available. With NEO Series libraries, you can upgrade your drives and media on the fly. Installing and removing tape drives in is quick and easy. LTO drives maintain backward compatibility to previous generation tapes, so you won’t orphan any data during the upgrade process. This approach not only protects your investment, but also minimizes administrative overhead, and reduces service/maintenance costs.


  • Users can easily remove/replace tape drives to provide effortless upgrades to next-generation tape drive technologies
  • Downtime costs are eliminated by enabling end user replacement of tape drives (no waiting for a service tech to show up)
  • Tape drives can easily be added to existing tape libraries for increased performance and efficiency
  • Tape drives can be interchanged between NEO libraries for increased investment protection

Why You Need It…

  • Protects your original library investment and reduces administrative overhead


Provides increased data security to prevent unauthorized access to highly sensitive or mission-critical data.


  • Monitor I/O trends
  • Detect bottlenecks
  • Improve overall performance

Why You Need It…

  • To prevent unauthorized access of confidential data


NEO Series partitioning capability allows you to configure a single physical library into multiple virtual libraries.


  • Improves efficiency of the backup/archive process by enabling multi-tasking within the same library
  • Enables you to configure a single NEO library to interface with different backup servers, regardless of their connectivity type (SCSI, SAS, FC, etc.)
  • Protects your investment by allowing you to simultaneously use a single NEO library with a variety of backup software applications

Why You Need It…

  • To maximize efficiency and improve cost of ownership

NEOxl 8000 Technical Specifications

# of tape cartridge slots (base) 560
# of tape cartridge magazines (base) 14
# of tape cartridge slots per magazine (base) 40
# of mail slots (base) Up to 70
# of tape drives (base) Up to 42 HH
Tape drives supported LTO-8, LTO-7
Max. native capacity per module (TB) LTO-8: 6.7PB
LTO-7: 3.4PB
Max. compressed capacity per module (TB) LTO-8: 16.8PB
LTO-7: 8.5PB
Max. native data transfer rate per module (TB/hr.) LTO-8: 45.3TB/hr
LTO-7: 45.3TB/hr
Max. compressed data transfer rate per module (TB/hr.) LTO-8: 113.4TB/hr
LTO-7: 113.4TB/hr
Interfaces 8Gb FC (dual port)
Connectors LC Optical FC
Form Factor 42u
Dimensions (inches) 65″ x 36″ x 94″
Dimensions (mm) 165.1cm x 91.4cm x 238.7cm
Weight (pounds) 1250 lbs.
Weight (Kg) 567 kg
Power Requirements 1400 watts
Input Requirements 100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Humidity (non-condensing; operating) 10% to 80% RH non-condensing
Temperature range (operating) 5° to 40°C
Reliability >3,000,000 MCBF (mean cycles between failures); <10 minutes MTTR (mean time to repair)
Safety CB, CE, NRTL
Standard Warranty NEOxl 8000 libraries include a one-year Silver Support Program warranty offering, which includes 5×9 telephone support and NBD onsite support of FRUs, with customer replacement of CRUs


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